Herb: Cosmos

Latin name: Cosmos bipinnatus

Family: Compositae

Description of the plant:


100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

August to

Habitat of Cosmos:

Roadsides and waste places.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow March in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates in 5 - 7 days at 20 - 25C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer. Especially in areas with hot summers, the seed can also be sown in situ in May.

Cultivation of Cosmos:

Roadsides and waste places.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Cosmos bipinnatus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.